Ferrovanadium (FeV) is an alloy used as a strengthening additive in the production of certain steels. This metal combines iron alloy with a varying level of vanadium. Manufacturers use an electric-arc furnace to melt the two elements into one. There are two common grades of ferrovanadium with content levels ranging from 45-55% vanadium to 78-82% vanadium.
Ferrovanadium has numerous applications related to steel due to its high strength and versatility. This alloy is a universal hardener and strengthener with corrosion-resistant properties. It also improves the tensile strength and overall quality of various steel components. Companies often use ferrovanadium to produce hand tools, gear components, crankshafts, axles and other critical steel products. Construction, architecture and infrastructure projects rely on ferrovanadium for durable steel.
Ferrovanadium is also commonly found in the chemical processing industry. The metal’s resistance to sulfuric and hydrochloric acids and alkali solutions makes it an advantageous part of industrial-scale fluid handling systems.
Check out ASTM A102 for the complete listing of ferrovanadium’s specifications and details.
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If you need raw materials testing for alloys like ferrovanadium, call McCreath Laboratories. We’ve been in business for over 140 years as one of the country’s leading experts in chemicals processing, analysis and consulting. Our team will visit your site to take a representative sample of your materials. We use mobile crushing units to process the gross sample of ferrovanadium to minimize the amount of material taken off-site for testing. Our experts have years of experience, professional training and cutting-edge tools to gather what they need quickly and efficiently. All subsequent laboratory testing from McCreath Labs is reliable and accurate.
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Our team utilizes classical and in-house instrumental techniques in their analysis of your ferrovanadium and other raw materials. We employ certified reference materials and ISO or ASTM standards to verify the accuracy of our procedures. Our typical ferrovanadium analysis would include:
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